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20/01/2020
The Milwaukee City Hall was finished in 1895. The bell tower was 108 meters high, at the time the second-tallest structure in the United States behind the Washington Monument. Since then, it has been the marketing symbol of the city until the construction of the Milwaukee Art Museum. Photo by James Steakley More than a […]
20/01/2020
The gable roof has been used successfully in construction since the classic architecture of the Greek and Roman civilizations. It’s the first house the children learn to draw, almost by instinct, a clear sign that simplicity and efficiency last through the ages. Contemporary architecture still uses the gable roof, but usually with some stylistic and […]
19/12/2019
COS is a global contemporary fashion brand. When they were designing the new shop at the centre of Seoul, they had one thing crystal clear: the store should have an innovative image to meet the expectations of the clients. COS Korea had an image in mind and suggested RnK Design architectural study a new cladding […]
08/11/2019
The ninth CUPACLAD design opts for vertical rectangles as a basis for creating modern projects with clean and simple lines. The straight lines simplicity rationalizes the design, while the slate stylizes the result. Our CUPACLAD ventilated façade system provides a sustainable, energy efficiency. CUPACLAD Design upright technical details SLATE SIZE FORMAT NOMINAL THICKNESS 50×25 Rectangular […]

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01/10/2019
Built on an island in the middle of the Indre river in the 16th century, the Château d’Azay-le-Rideau presents a subtle blend of traditional French construction and Italian Renaissance decor. A comprehensive project For 4 years, the “Azay Renaissance” project, led by the French Centre for National Monuments, has revolved around its 3 main pillars […]
01/10/2019
Designed by the neo-classical architect, Ange-Jacques Gabriel, the French Military Academy (l’Ecole Militaire) was founded by King Louis XV in 1751. The buildings, which are jointly classified as Historical Monuments, are of great architectural quality: expert stereotomy with large cut stone, sculpted ornamentation and slate roofing. A long-term project The vast restoration and upgrading process […]
12/09/2019
The word facade originally comes from the Italian word “facciata”, and is defined as the outside or all of the external faces of a building. The term is frequently used to refer just to the main or front face of a house. Along with the roof, it is one of the most important elements of […]
11/09/2019
CUPA PIZARRAS provided its natural slate to be used for the roof of Tokyo train station. Today, around 300,000 slates cover this building located near the Imperial Palace grounds. Tokyo Station is in Chiyoda’s Marunouchi business district. It is the busiest station in Japan in terms of transit, with around 3,000 trains passing through it every day. […]
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